In February 2015, I returned to San Franciso in high spirits after traveling to Japan to shoot Radiation Filters. My belongings were in storage and I considered if I wanted to live in my van again like I had before the travels. I got a clear sign when my van was broken into while parked outside of a karaoke bar in Japan town San Francisco. After reporting my missing passport and personal effects I turned to Craig’s List for the next option and found Merchants of Reality. My life was changed.
During my year residency at the SOMA art collective, I learned how a gallery operated. It was beautiful to be in such a fish bowl type of living space with constant creation happening everywhere around. I miss it and the community there.
If you are in San Francisco, stop by Merchants of Reality. There is probably an event going on there. It will change your life. I got to spend a year living and working as a resident artist and in-house laugh clown and yes man. The walls are always filled with inspiration and the people that this collective attracts are phenomenal. I love this family.